27 November 2020
Christ Church Lille Newsletter
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Dear [subscriber:firstname | default:reader]
This Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent; join us for worship on video and remember what the first candle stands for.
We've included a link to an Advent hymn this week, and our Sunday service now includes music and words.
Apologies for the broken link in last week's newsletter - we hope you got the revised version and we promise the link to our online Christmas market now works!
The building is closed, but the church is not.
What's in this week's newsletter:
- Video services for 29 November
- Christmas market
- Advent
- Our Christmas services
NEWS - Church building reopening
- Noel en solidarité, an ecumenical Christmas
- Support for our ministry and mission
NEWS - A new Archdeacon for France
You can join us in a video service for this Sunday, but the building is closed at the moment, sorry.

Sunday morning service

Available by a link on the homepage of the website from Saturday evening

Mosaic Sunday evening sermon series

Available on the Mosaic page from Saturday evening for you to watch.

Or you can go directly to our YouTube channel

This Sunday's worship video includes two Advent hymns, including this one - here's a foretaste of one of the hymns, this version is sung by King's College choir.

Christmas market

Orders are coming in to our online Christmas market.
You can order gift boxes and Christmas cakes, puddings and mince pies for collection - full details on this page
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Our Christmas services

We are delighted to tell you that the annual service of Nine Lessons and Carols on 13 December won't be restricted to the limited numbers who can attend under the pandemic restrictions. The whole service of readings and carols will be available on video for you to watch - and to share, too.
The amazing CCL Nativity Play on 6 December will also be available for everyone to enjoy.
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Church building re-opening

Following the President of France's announcement on Tuesday, we are looking forward to opening the church for service on 20 December.
More details in next week's newsletter.
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Advent

Sunday 29 November is the first Sunday in Advent.
We are sharing with you the Bishop's Christmas message
and also the Bishop's Advent Appeal, please take a look and see if you can help.


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Giving

Thank you to everyone who gives to sustain the life, mission and ministry of this church. Your gifts are very much welcomed.
And indeed, without your gifts, we cannot carry on - don't forget that the church is entirely self-funded.
Full details of all the ways to give are on our Giving page. (you can use the QR code for fast access to the page) Thank you!

A new Archdeacon

Our Archdeacon, the Venerable Meurig Williams (pictured) is leaving to take up a clergy appointment in the Diocese of Cork. We wish him well in his new role. https://europe.anglican.org/main/latest-news/post/1604-au-revoir-meurig



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The Bishop has just announced the appointment of the next Archdeacon of France, the Reverend Canon Dr Peter Hooper. Welcome!
https://europe.anglican.org/main/latest-news/post/1625-new-archdeacon-of-france
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